Lil Nas X returns with new song, video for the revealing ‘Montero’

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Fans Praise Lil Nas X's Unabashedly Queer 'Montero' Music Video .Lil Nas X dropped his new single, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," accompanied by a music video early Friday.The video starts with the 21-year-old introducing viewers to the fantasy land of Montero (his real name).In life, we hide the part of ourselves we don't want the world to see. We lock them away. We tell them, 'No.' We banish them. But here, we don't, Lil Nas X, via 'Montero'.Lil Nas X proceeds to embody his sexuality across various mythological scenes.He even gives the devil a lap dance.Fans praised the music video on social media.Lil Nas X being unapologetically BLACK & GAY, giving queer kids someone to look up to AND pissing of homophobes in the process , Twitter user.I can truly say that Lil nas x put his whole soul into Montero/ CMBYN and it shows I’m low key speechless, Twitter user.Lil Nas X also took to Instagram to post a letter to "14 year old Montero," his younger self. .i wrote a song with our name in it. it's about a guy i met last summer. i know we promised to never come out publicly, i know we promised to never be "that" type of gay person, .., Lil Nas X, via Instagram.... i know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist, Lil Nas X, via Instagram

Lil Nas X is back with a revealing song and video that is likely to return the Atlanta hip-hop star to the viral popularity that broke his career.

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is both an homage to the movie of the same name and a nod to Lil Nas X’s true self – he was born Montero Lamar Hill.

An openly gay artist, Lil Nas X complemented the release of the song and video with a letter written to his 14-year-old self that reads, in part, “It’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be “that” type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist.”

Atlanta's Lil Nas X Lil Nas X has released the new song, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The track was produced by Take a DayTrip, Omer Fedi and Roy Enzo.
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Atlanta's Lil Nas X Lil Nas X has released the new song, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The track was produced by Take a DayTrip, Omer Fedi and Roy Enzo.

Credit: Filip Custic

Credit: Filip Custic

Lil Nas X, who turns 22 in April, worked with producers Take a Day Trip, Omer Fedi and Roy Enzo on the song, an acoustic guitar-tinged clip-clopper. The racy video (watch it here) was conceived by the young star and is rife with biblical references and shades of Greek mythology.

Although Lil Nas X released the EP “Seven” in 2019 to capitalize on the record-breaking success of his debut single, “Old Town Road,” his first full-length album has been in the works since then. That debut, dubbed “Montero,” is expected this summer.

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